The Importance of Orthodontic Retainers
Wearing retainers after braces is equally as important as the orthodontic treatment itself. A large portion of patients will spend between 9 and 24 months in orthodontic treatment. Much of that time is spent forecasting tooth movement, and properly aligning both the teeth and the bite. Whether you wore clear braces, metal braces or Invisalign, Roeder Orthodontics will help you and your family learn the important requirements of proper retainer wear in order to protect your investment in healthy and straight teeth.
Retainers help keep teeth in their new positions.
It can take time for your mouth to learn the new position of your teeth. Wearing your retainer faithfully for the first year and beyond is the best way to ensure your teeth retain their proper alignment and don’t move back towards their previous locations.
Roeder Retainer University
Roeder Retainer University (RRU) is a exclusive program only offered to patients of Roeder Orthodontics in Asheville, NC. RRU is 12-month course to monitor the comfort and performance of retainer wear. Patients and parents are encouraged to take part in four appointments over the course of a year to ensure their smile stays stellar. As a benefit to those who comply with the course and attend the appointments, there are patient rewards and acknowledgement for success.
Orthodontic retainer quick tips:
- When not in your mouth, always keep your retainers in their designated container. Wrapping them in a napkin or tissue means you are more likely to mistake them for trash and accidentally throw them away. Digging through garbage is not fun. Keep your retainer in a safe location!
- After your braces are removed, come into Roeder Orthodontics for NO-COST retainer checkups, once every three months with our Roeder Retainer University Program.
- If your retainer begins to fit improperly, give us a call right away at 828-274-2500
- Teeth continue to move as you age and mature, wear your retainers as long as Dr. Roeder recommends.
At Roeder Orthodontics, More Than A Smile means we care about more than just your teeth during orthodontic treatment. We place extraordinary focus on quality relationships with patients and their families, and look beyond the smile into how your personal habits can impact the health and beauty of your teeth over a lifetime. This includes ongoing retainer wear! Which is why we hope you’ll continue to return to our office every few months for no-cost visits to monitor your teeth position and retainer wear.
Feel free to stop by our office at 22 Medical Park Dr. in Asheville, or contact us online. We serve patients from all around Buncombe County and beyond.